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Why work for Transport for the North

By joining our team you’ll have the chance to help deliver on our vision of a thriving North of England.

Transport for The North is a not-for-profit organisation and the UK’s first sub-national transport body. Our purpose is to drive economic growth and prosperity across the region – helping to deliver a vibrant economy through transport investment and planning.

This pan-Northern purpose underpins a devolved approach to creating new jobs and opportunities; increasing the resilience of the North as a global economy; underpinning industrial productivity and clean growth in key sectors; and futureproofing our economy and enabling people to build a life in the North.

Along with our partners, we speak with #OneVoice to Government, driving transformational economic growth and creating a vibrant, prosperous North through better connectivity and world-class integrated smart technology.

Our employees are key to us succeeding. Our people are our strongest investment, and our investment in our people makes our people strong.

Our vision is of a thriving North of England, where world class transport supports sustainable economic growth, excellent quality of life and improved opportunities for all.

Our culture

Transport for the North offers a huge range of exciting and challenging opportunities for people who are passionate about making a difference.

We thrive not only on our talented teams of people, but on their dedication and drive for success. This is a catalyst in enabling our vision and making a lasting difference to our communities.

We pride ourselves on our unique culture and in valuing and respecting the differences each employee brings. We include those perspectives as we constantly innovate and improve opportunities for generations to come.

Our values

  • We make a difference

  • We collaborate

  • We do the right thing

  • We are driven to succeed

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Our ways of working support and empower employees to be agile, flexible, and mobile to suit both the individual and Transport for the North as an organisation. We’re proud to have achieved recognition for our working practices, and of our success in developing a culture that is enjoyed by employees and stakeholders.

Real Living Wage Employer: We have a long-term vision, so it was only right that we looked into having long-term investment in our people, based on our values and our beliefs. A team with good compensation and working conditions is in a stronger position to provide great collaborative and effective results.

Disability Confident: This scheme supports us in making the most of the talents disabled people can bring to our workplace and offers a unique opportunity to lead the way in our community.

Good Employment Charter: Provides strong and productive insights in delivering good jobs, with opportunities for people to progress and develop. It supports our ambition to become an employer of choice along with supporting a thriving and productive economy.

CIHT Diversity and Inclusion Charter: By signing up to this Charter, we recognise that a commitment to diversity and inclusion is essential to reflect the communities we serve. Among our responsibilities, we will strive to achieve best practice in our recruitment, retention and career progression practices as employers.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are actively building a diverse workforce and want to create an inclusive environment as we recognise the importance of our workforce reflecting the communities we serve.

We are particularly keen to encourage applications from women, members of ethnic minority groups and people with disabilities who are currently under-represented.

As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, all applications will be considered on their own merit.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and will guarantee an interview to candidates who have declared they have a disability and who meet the minimum criteria for the role.

We positively consider any request for flexible working.

Download our Diversity Policy

Employee benefits package

We take employee wellbeing very seriously and are proud to offer an impressive benefits package:

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